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Busy weekend for Courtmac lifeboat

September 10th, 2015 5:30 PM

By Southern Star Team

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Courtmac LifeboatTHE Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 2.20am last Monday morning, to go to the immediate aid of a swimmer that had got into difficulties in a dangerous rib current just off Garretstown Strand near the Old Head of Kinsale.

The lifeboat, under coxswain Sean O’Farrell, and a crew of six, were away very quickly and proceeded at pace to the location of the incident. Also tasked were the Coastguard Unit from the Old Head of Kinsale and the Coastguard helicopter from Waterford.

As the lifeboat arrived on scene within 15 minutes, under the cliffs off Garretstown Strand, it used its searchlights to light up the area.

The swimmer got ashore and, with the assistance of the Old Head Coastguard Unit, was transferred to the Coastguard Rescue Vehicle until the HSE Ambulance and the Rescue 117 Helicopter arrived.

The casuality was then transferred by ambulance to CUH for observation, as he had been through a traumatic experience.

It was a busy 12 hours for the Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat as earlier on Sunday evening, at 6.25pm, it was tasked by Valentia Coastguard to go to an area where two kayakers were reported to be in difficulties off the Seven Heads in Courtmacsherry Bay.

A member of the public had reported the incident and again the lifeboat, with a crew of seven, were away in minutes. They carried out an extensive search of the Seven Heads coastline and it was soon established that the Kayakers had got ashore safely.

The crew in the early morning callout with Sean O’Farrell were Stewart Russell, Tadgh McCarthy, Dean Hennessy, Dara Gannon, Kevin Young and Evan O’Sullivan. The cew of the earlier callount on Sun evening were coxswain Sean O’Farrell with Geroid O’Donovan, Kevin Young, Mark John Gannon, Ken Cashman, Ciaran Hurley and Dean Hennessy.

Courtmac LifeboatTHE Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 2.20am last Monday morning, to go to the immediate aid of a swimmer that had got into difficulties in a dangerous rib current just off Garretstown Strand near the Old Head of Kinsale.

The lifeboat, under coxswain Sean O’Farrell, and a crew of six, were away very quickly and proceeded at pace to the location of the incident. Also tasked were the Coastguard Unit from the Old Head of Kinsale and the Coastguard helicopter from Waterford.

As the lifeboat arrived on scene within 15 minutes, under the cliffs off Garretstown Strand, it used its searchlights to light up the area.

The swimmer got ashore and, with the assistance of the Old Head Coastguard Unit, was transferred to the Coastguard Rescue Vehicle until the HSE Ambulance and the Rescue 117 Helicopter arrived.

The casuality was then transferred by ambulance to CUH for observation, as he had been through a traumatic experience.

It was a busy 12 hours for the Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat as earlier on Sunday evening, at 6.25pm, it was tasked by Valentia Coastguard to go to an area where two kayakers were reported to be in difficulties off the Seven Heads in Courtmacsherry Bay.

A member of the public had reported the incident and again the lifeboat, with a crew of seven, were away in minutes. They carried out an extensive search of the Seven Heads coastline and it was soon established that the Kayakers had got ashore safely.

The crew in the early morning callout with Sean O’Farrell were Stewart Russell, Tadgh McCarthy, Dean Hennessy, Dara Gannon, Kevin Young and Evan O’Sullivan. The cew of the earlier callount on Sun evening were coxswain Sean O’Farrell with Geroid O’Donovan, Kevin Young, Mark John Gannon, Ken Cashman, Ciaran Hurley and Dean Hennessy.

Courtmac LifeboatTHE Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 2.20am last Monday morning, to go to the immediate aid of a swimmer that had got into difficulties in a dangerous rib current just off Garretstown Strand near the Old Head of Kinsale.

The lifeboat, under coxswain Sean O’Farrell, and a crew of six, were away very quickly and proceeded at pace to the location of the incident. Also tasked were the Coastguard Unit from the Old Head of Kinsale and the Coastguard helicopter from Waterford.

As the lifeboat arrived on scene within 15 minutes, under the cliffs off Garretstown Strand, it used its searchlights to light up the area.

The swimmer got ashore and, with the assistance of the Old Head Coastguard Unit, was transferred to the Coastguard Rescue Vehicle until the HSE Ambulance and the Rescue 117 Helicopter arrived.

The casuality was then transferred by ambulance to CUH for observation, as he had been through a traumatic experience.

It was a busy 12 hours for the Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat as earlier on Sunday evening, at 6.25pm, it was tasked by Valentia Coastguard to go to an area where two kayakers were reported to be in difficulties off the Seven Heads in Courtmacsherry Bay.

A member of the public had reported the incident and again the lifeboat, with a crew of seven, were away in minutes. They carried out an extensive search of the Seven Heads coastline and it was soon established that the Kayakers had got ashore safely.

The crew in the early morning callout with Sean O’Farrell were Stewart Russell, Tadgh McCarthy, Dean Hennessy, Dara Gannon, Kevin Young and Evan O’Sullivan. The cew of the earlier callount on Sun evening were coxswain Sean O’Farrell with Geroid O’Donovan, Kevin Young, Mark John Gannon, Ken Cashman, Ciaran Hurley and Dean Hennessy.

Courtmac LifeboatTHE Courtmacsherry RNLI all-weather lifeboat was called out at 2.20am last Monday morning, to go to the immediate aid of a swimmer that had got into difficulties in a dangerous rib current just off Garretstown Strand near the Old Head of Kinsale.

The lifeboat, under coxswain Sean O’Farrell, and a crew of six, were away very quickly and proceeded at pace to the location of the incident. Also tasked were the Coastguard Unit from the Old Head of Kinsale and the Coastguard helicopter from Waterford.

As the lifeboat arrived on scene within 15 minutes, under the cliffs off Garretstown Strand, it used its searchlights to light up the area.

The swimmer got ashore and, with the assistance of the Old Head Coastguard Unit, was transferred to the Coastguard Rescue Vehicle until the HSE Ambulance and the Rescue 117 Helicopter arrived.

The casuality was then transferred by ambulance to CUH for observation, as he had been through a traumatic experience.

It was a busy 12 hours for the Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat as earlier on Sunday evening, at 6.25pm, it was tasked by Valentia Coastguard to go to an area where two kayakers were reported to be in difficulties off the Seven Heads in Courtmacsherry Bay.

A member of the public had reported the incident and again the lifeboat, with a crew of seven, were away in minutes. They carried out an extensive search of the Seven Heads coastline and it was soon established that the Kayakers had got ashore safely.

The crew in the early morning callout with Sean O’Farrell were Stewart Russell, Tadgh McCarthy, Dean Hennessy, Dara Gannon, Kevin Young and Evan O’Sullivan. The cew of the earlier callount on Sun evening were coxswain Sean O’Farrell with Geroid O’Donovan, Kevin Young, Mark John Gannon, Ken Cashman, Ciaran Hurley and Dean Hennessy.

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